Ex-EastEnders star Katie Jarvis to stand trial for assault and harassment aggravated by race – fr

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Ex-EastEnders star Katie Jarvis to stand trial for assault and harassment aggravated by race – fr


Katie Jarvis will be tried for assault and harassment aggravated by race.
The former EastEnders star, who played Hayley Slater on the BBC One soap opera from 2018 to 2019, appeared before Basildon Crown Court on Monday.

The 29-year-old, from Rainham, east London, is charged with racially aggravated harassment, common assault and two counts of assault by beating.

In court on Monday, she spoke only to confirm her personal information and to deny the four counts.

The charges relate to an alleged incident in Southend, Essex on July 31 last year.

Jarvis was seen on video last July rowing with a group of women outside a bar in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.



Katie Jarvis appeared in Basildon Crown Court on Monday

Representing Jarvis, Neena Crinnion said: “It was clear from the start that she was telling the police that she had been badly assaulted. “

Details of the case were not disclosed during Monday’s plea hearing.

Jarvis has been released on bail until his trial date, April 19, next year.

At least 11 prosecution witnesses will be called to trial, the court heard.



Jarvis as Hayley Slater in EastEnders

Speaking to Jarvis, Judge Samantha Leigh said: “I’m sure this will have been explained to you beforehand on the Crown Court Register.

“The first date we can give is April 19 next year. You will be on an unconditional bond.



Jarvis will be tried for assault and harassment aggravated by race



In court on Monday, she only spoke to confirm her personal information and to deny the four counts.
In court on Monday, she only spoke to confirm her personal information and to deny the four counts.

“Keep in touch with your lawyers, if you don’t show up, it’s an offense in itself and if you don’t show up, the trial will take place in your absence. “

Jarvis’ character, Hayley, was Kat Slater’s second cousin and had a baby with her husband Alfie Moon.

She quit the soap in 2019.

Jarvis is the mother of two – Lillie Mae, 11 and Alfie, eight – and made headlines in 2019 when it emerged that she was working as a security guard at B&M in Romford after leaving EastEnders.



Jarvis has been released on bail until his trial date on April 19 next year
Jarvis has been released on bail until his trial date on April 19 next year

In a subsequent interview with Grazia magazine, Jarvis said she was ashamed of having a normal job.

She said at the time: “It’s the nature of being an actor; gigs come and go, and after my contract with EastEnders ended in February, I got a new job as soon as I could.

“Doing a job like this is also what keeps me grounded. “

The actress’ other roles include the lead role Mia Williams in the 2009 drama Fish Tank.

Fish Tank won the jury prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and Jarvis received the Most Promising Newcomer gong at the British Independent Film Awards for his role.

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